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    Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims DVD now available!

    The Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims raised $72,178.39. The article above documents the donation of this fund to the Shin Shin Educational Foundation Sichuan Earthquake Special Fund. Shin Shin is an organization that specializes in developing schools in China and this money is earmarked for the construction of schools in Sichuan.

    Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims is a ongoing project for the Tiger Claw Foundation. As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts, we have just released a new DVD: Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims. The proceeds of this DVD are going towards this fund.

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    I just remembered to update this too

    We received another $500 from Dave Pickens, USA AAU National Chair. With the Olympics and America's own financial woes, many have forgotten Sichuan. The Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims is making good on its pledge to continue to support this cause as much as possible. Our deep gratitude to Dave and the AAU for this contribution.
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    The anniversary is next Tuesday

    We are still collecting donations for Martial Arts for Quake Victims through DVD sales.
    May 8, 2009
    China releases Sichuan earthquake child death toll — but no names
    Jane Macartney in Chengdu

    China has finally revealed how many children perished during last year’s earthquake but the publication of an official death toll immediately provoked criticism from parents and a leading campaigner.

    Just how many children died at schools that failed to withstand the tremor has become an extremely sensitive issue.

    Numerous questions have been raised as to whether the thousands of schools that crumbled had been built to shoddy standards, with corners cut amid the corruption and mismanagement that have dogged China’s rapid economic reforms.

    Almost a year to the day when the 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed as many as 90,000 people in Sichuan, a mountainous region of southwestern China, officials announced that the number of children who died when schools collapsed was 5,335, including confirmed dead and those listed as missing. No names were given.

    The announcement was criticised by Ai Weiwei, the renowned Chinese artist who, with the help of 60 volunteers, has been compiling an independent list of the children killed.

    Mr Ai, an adviser to the architects who designed the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing, has so far identified 5,203 child fatalities.

    He said that the Government tally, which provided the total but did not explain how it had arrived at that figure, was insufficient. If the names are not known, he said, it prolongs the grief of parents who lost children in the disaster and helps prevent a proper investigation of possible wrongdoing by builders.

    “I don’t think this is progress,” he said. “Any incomplete information is just a partial truth. These are all unreliable. The names should be made public.” The official death toll remains at 68,712 with 18,000 listed as missing and presumed dead. Many of the dead may never be recovered, buried in the ruins of entire towns and villages that disappeared. Children were in afternoon classes when the tremor struck on May 12 last year. About 3,000 schools simply crumpled.

    Parents devastated at the loss of sons and daughters, most born under China’s strict “one couple, one child” family planning policy, have sought a government accounting and a proper explanation as to why so many schools fell down.

    Police and local officials have blocked parents of the dead children from staging protests to seek information. An Amnesty International report this week chronicles instances in which parents were detained by police while seeking answers from courts.

    Lawyers who took on such cases came under pressure to drop their involvement.
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    1st anniversary of 5/12

    On May 12, 2009, the first anniversary of the Sichuan Quake, the Tiger Claw Foundation is pleased to report raising an additional $1,267.00 for the Sichuan Earthquake Special Fund, bringing the total contribution to $73,445.39.

    See our updates on the Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims page on our Tiger Claw Foundation website.

    Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims was part of the Tiger Claw Elite Championships held at the RDK Ultimate Internationals. This year TCEC is on hiatus so we're holding our first Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Championship on June 27, in cooperation with Shark City Nationals. The Tiger Claw Foundation will have an information table at Tiger Claw's KungFuMagazine.com Championship where you can learn more about Tiger Claw Foundation projects and contribute.

    Check out what Jackie Chan and Jet Li are doing in honor of this solemn anniversary.
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    In memory of this solemn anniversary...

    ...we're offering Martial Arts Benefit for Quake Victims as our sweepstakes prize. Contest ends 6:00 p.m. PST on 5/27/09. Good luck everyone.

    Last year, these two weeks between the quake and Memorial Day were staggeringly hectic for me personally. It's fascinating for me to review my old posts on this thread and remember the intense amount of stress our department underwent in order to make MABfQV to happen. It was so worth it in the end. We set out to donate $50,000 and wound up raising now over $73,000. I'm very proud to have been a part of the S.F. Bay Area wulin that participated in MABfQV.
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    Brother,

    Let me know if you ever need products to raise money for anyone in need.

    The last time did not work out so well for you.

    I will make it work when you need them
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    Hence they hide rather than be known as adults.

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    Our winners have been announced

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